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Manhattan Beach Council September Highlights

Web posted October 12, 2021
(Editor’s note: The following article was written from the approved minutes of the regular monthly meeting of the Manhattan Beach City Council, held Tuesday September 7, 2021.)

The regular monthly meeting of Manhattan Beach City Council was held on Tuesday, September 7t at 7:00 PM at the City Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Mayor Paul Allen.

The Manhattan beach City council met in session on September 7th at City Hall. Present at the meeting were Mayor Paul Allen, Council members Rob Amundson and Barb Hanson-Wannebo; and Clerk Treasurer, Marlene Yurek. Council member Janis Allen was absent.

Council approved the agenda with an addition of discussion of the Manhattan Beach Lodge septic system under Planning and Zoning. The August 3, 2021 minutes and Clerk-Treasurer’s report were approved as presented.

Planing and Zoning
Mayor Allen reported a problem with the septic system at Manhattan Beach Lodge. The City Attorney spoke with septic system inspector Rick Smith and there is a need for repair. Mayor Allen reported he had a call the September 7th that there had been an issue over the weekend. Allen said to the best of his knowledge the issue is being addressed with Manhattan Beach Lodge’s attorney.

There was no regular Planning & Zoning meeting in August.

Preliminary 2022 Budget, Tax Levy Approved
Council approved the preliminary tax levy and 2022 budget as presented at $70,000, no increase. The council approved a request from the Mayor to reallocate the following funds: Roads $5,000; Building Fund $25,000; and General Fund $40,000.

Mayor Allen reported it is not possible to get bids for a City Hall addition at this time. Allen’s estimated cost is approximately $30,400: the 12 x 16 addition, approximately $14,000; electrical approximately $3,000; new well approximately $10,000; and an irrigation system for the lawn at around $3,000.

The project would not take place until spring of 2022 after bids are received.

New Business
A Small City grant information was received from the League of Minnesota Cities and council approved applying for the funds.

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